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Second Delay of Effective Date for Federal Contractor E-Verify Rule


The federal government has agreed to delay the implementation of the Federal Contractor E-Verify Rule until at least May 21, 2009. This is the second delay. Previously, the federal government decided to postpone the implementation of the rule until February 20 following a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups. The delay is designed to allow the new administration sufficient time to review the rule and decide when, and if, the rule will go into effect. The rule was originally due to take effect on January 15, 2009. Once implemented, the rule will require all federal contractors for services and construction with contracts over $100,000 and a performance period over 120 days to use E-Verify for all newly hired employees and current employees working on the contract.

For more information about the Federal Contractor E-Verify Rule, contact any attorney in our Global Immigration Services Practice.

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